To start the class, we got further into understanding how VR works and how it is able to “trick” our brain. The way to understand it is to look at the PhotoSphere. The PhotoSphere is a very literal description of the image and viewing experience. Imagine you are at the center of a sphere and the world is transmitted onto the interior wall. A person can simply rotate their head and be able to see every single object viewable from that spot in the real world.
Nothing can escape your attention.
This is made possible by capturing the image with specialized cameras and viewing it on a Virtual Reality Headset.
Moving on from that we rocked gorgeous PhotoSpheres! Our students went to MARS, saw the Northern Lights and even traveled deep inside a washing machine 🙂
Moving on from PhotoSpheres, our students explored VideoSpheres! These are videos taken with specialty cameras that capture video from an entire environment.
Here’s the biggest deal in our class. Using the specialty cameras and software on the phones, our students were able to make their very own Photospheres! They learned how to make their own Virtual Environment! It takes a steady hand and practice and we will explore and master it as we move through the course.